Big wins in college hoops

On January 3, 2004, Arizona basketball coach Lute Olson took his 700th win and Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski wins his 600th career win.

Olson’s Wildcats took a 93-74 victory over the Arizona State Sun Devils. Krzyewski’s Blue Devils beat the Clemson Tigers 73-54.

Olson started his coaching career at Long Beach State in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference in 1973. He took a job with Iowa the next season and stayed with the Big 10 team for nine years. Arizona took him in for the 1983-84 season and kept him until his retirement following the 2006-07 season. His sole NCAA championship happened with Arizona at the conclusion of the 1996-97 season. He totaled 1,061 career wins and has coached eight consensus All-Americans.

Krzyzewski started with Army in 1975. He stayed with the team until Duke took him in for the 1980-81 season and has yet to leave the team. Under his leadership Duke has claimed four national championships. He currently has 1,271 career wins and to date has coached 16 Consensus All-Americans.

Following the 2012-13 season the head coach of McKendree University, Harry Statham became the most winningist coach in college hoops with 1,074 wins and he is still counting.

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